Anticyclic-Citrullinated Peptide Antibody
(CCP)

Alternate Names

  • Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody
  • Citrulline Antibody
  • Anti-Citrulline Antibody
  • CCP IgG
  • Anti-CCP

Autoimmune diseases cause the body to attack itself, which leads to inflammation and results in damage to muscles, tissues, and organs. The body produces antibodies specific to each autoimmune disease; the antibody levels measured in your blood are then used by your doctor to diagnose the disease that is causing your symptoms. Anti-CCP is a blood test that is mainly used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, and can be used to identify the disease years before other commonly used blood tests are positive for RA.

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